It was just May 2nd of last year when the U.S. was celebrating the demise of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist leader behind the September 11th attacks and a myriad of other anti-American activities. Just over a year later we get the first trailer for a narrative film that chronicles the events of that historic day in the war on terror.
Zero Dark Thirty is the latest film from the Academy Award winning director-screenwriter team of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal. The film dramatizes the events of the days leading up to the siege on the compound that housed Osama Bin Laden. Bigelow and her team were given unprecedented access to the Obama administration’s classified documents that surrounded the event. The film was originally set to be released in October, but fearing it would get too caught up in the political discussion surrounding November’s election, Sony has opted to move it to December. The film stars Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler, and Edgar Ramirez among others.
The short and heavily edited Zero Dark Thirty trailer premiered online today courtesy of Rope of Silicon. The roughly one minute, fifteen second trailer does not reveal a whole lot of footage from the film, with most of the time taken up by title screens and an animated map. However, the few visuals that we do glimpse bare a very strong resemblance to Bigelow’s Best Picture-winning film The Hurt Locker. It’s unclear whether or not this movie will have the same good fortune with the Academy, but because of its detailed dramatization of recent historical event it will undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated movie events of the season for avid film buffs and casual moviegoers alike.
Check out the full trailer embedded below and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!
Zero Dark Thirty will be in theatres in the U.S. on Deceber 19, 2012.